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Jagtial
Jagtial
Location of Jagtial
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 18°48′N 78°56′E / 18.8°N 78.93°E / 18.8; 78.93
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Karimnagar
Population 89438 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area
Elevation

264 m (866 ft)

Jagtial (also known as Jagityal) is one of the biggest towns and mandal headquarters in Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh, India.[1]

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Geography

the name originated from two tourists Jack and Tale visited from Europe. Jagtial is located at 18°48′N 78°56′E / 18.8°N 78.93°E / 18.8; 78.93.[2] It has an average elevation of 264 metres (866 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Jagtial had a population of 89,438. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Jagtial has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 51%. In Jagtial, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

The economy of Jagtial is purely based on the commercial and retail consumer business. The town is known as a shopping center for the surrounding villages and towns. Majority of the trading community conduct business related to groceries, clothes, iron and hardware. Farmers from the surrounding villages sell their vegetables in the Jagtial market. Lately starting from 1980's Jagtial is slowly becoming a hub for healthcare. It now boasts no of doctors who can treat serious health issues. people are rich. fff

Important Features

  • The Cleanest city in the State. The population of Jagtial is around 200,000. Indian postal code 505327. This is an assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh State. Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English are widely used languages in Jagtial.
  • A big Mosque is located near the historical Fort called Jama Masjid. It was constructed in when the town Jagtial was found and 18th century it was renovated . The architecture of the mosque indicate the Nizam shahi era.
  • Morapally is a village in jagtial mandal.
  • Jagtial is surrounded by many Hindu religious pilgrimages such as Vemulawada (35 miles), Dharmapuri (20 miles), Kondagattu (14 miles). Some historical sites such as Polasa (Kakatiya inscriptions from 14th century mention this village as Poulasteswarapuramu) are neighbouring villages to this town. Jagtial is the centre of education for its neighbouring villages. Anthargam village 2KM from Jagityal well known for political leaders. First Member of the Parliament for Karimnagar Constituency was represented by Maknoor Sri Ranga Rao. The village had historical significance of producing leaders like T.Jeevan Reddy- Ex Minister (R & B), Maknoor Dharma Rao Ex-MLA, Maknoor Jithander Rao Jagtial Council member, Rajesham Goud Ex-MLA and Minister and ZP chairman, Suddala Devaiaha MLA.
  • Jagtial is also known for the movement of Agricultural workers from which the Naxalism had born. Jagtial has a fort which was built in the period of Moghal dynasty. Then the village 'Polasa' was a known place for elite people, experts in Sanskrit and related research.
  • Polasa contains a very beautiful and peaceful temple known as "Poulastheshwaralayam". It is the trust and belief of the people that you will get immense peace and heart with full of joy when you enter in to the Temple. One saying is there that if you ask for some thing, you will definitely get it.
  • The government created a temporary housing in the outskirts of Jagtial for the engineers

Other information

The fort which is located in Jagtial near to Jama Masjid was built by two French engineers, Name Jack & Tal, so the name of the town Jagtial was came by the two names of the French engineers. The fort was built by the Moghal Emperor, the king's name was Ibrahim Dhamsa. The aerial view of the fort is like a star, inside the fort there are cannons to defend the enemies, on the cannons a name is written in Urdu, Mohammed Khasim. The history of Jagtial is script on a board which is near to the principal office of SKNR Degree college. There are three Degree colleges in this town one is SKNR degree college, second one is degree college for woman in this Jr college is also situated, and third degree college is located at Vani nagar it is a private college. A new DIET college was found on the way to Karimnagar.

There is a historical sign located in the heart of the town named clock tower. It was built in earlier of 18th century by Nizam's minister Khasim Razvi. The tower has four big clock on four sides of it. the people can know the time by watching it and also by its Bells. - There is Engineering college Dr. VRK it is a Muslim minority college, it is situated 4 km distance main road to Karimnagar. Raikal which is 22 km from Jagtial. Thrikutal temple is constructed in Kakatiya period. Kotilingalu (capital city of Kakatiyas prior to Warangal) is 20 miles away from here.

Google has a office here.

Transport

With the opening of Jagtial–Karimnagar new BG railway line (nearly 49 km), Jagtial got a place on the Indian railway network. A daily passenger train from Jagtial to Sirpur Kaghaznagar is being run from 26 December 2007. When the Jagtial–Nizamabad (nearly 92 km) new railway line is completed, the Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Jagital-Nizamabad railway line will connect two major south-north trunk railway lines (Kazipet-Nagpur and Secunderabad-Purna-Akola-Khandwa railway lines). More train services can be expected through Jagital after completion of the railway line to Nizamabad.

Buses form another mode of transportation. Autos are commonly used in the town. Railway track between Karimnagar-Jagitial was opened for traffic in December, 2007. New colony named Housing board established in Jagtial. In Daroor Camp, Andhrapradesh Housing board constructed nearly 3000 houses which includes LIG, MIG and HIG. It served to all sectors and people from all areas were very much interested to purchase a house at low cost. Now Government is thinking to shift all government offices to Dharoor camp. This may be expected by end of 2008.

References

  1. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jagtial
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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